On 7 July in the year 2008 a witness called by the Prosecution said this. This is at page 13039 of the transcript for 7 July 2008:
"Q. Did you learn why Issa Sesay was seeking advice from
A. Yes. After I went and met Issa Sesay, he told me it
was because Charles Taylor was our big revolutionary
father. So he said he went to him for him to give him
Q. Tell us what advice he received, if you know?
A. Well, after Issa Sesay met the Pa, Charles Taylor, he
said he told him that he, Charles Taylor, he would request
for the UN peacekeepers arrested by the RUF, for them to be
released. So he said they will serve as a help to him to
show to the world that when he says anything, that thing
will happen. So after he returned, the UN peacekeepers
were released through Charles Taylor's command. All of
them came to Foya, and from Foya they were airlifted to
Q. When Issa Sesay left Monrovia to go back to Sierra
Leone, how did he travel from Monrovia?
A. They travelled on board a helicopter to go to Foya. It
was at Foya that the helicopter dropped him, and from there
he took a vehicle to return to Sierra Leone.
Q. If you know, whose helicopter was it?
A. It was Charles Taylor's helicopter.
Q. Did Issa take anything back with him to Sierra Leone?
A. Yes, when Issa Sesay was going he took with him
ammunition, but I can't recall the quantity that he took
Q. How do you know that he took ammunition with him?
A. When Issa Sesay used to come to Monrovia, I will be
with him for all the time until his return. I went with
him to Spriggs Field. I entered the helicopter and I saw
the materials. That was how I came to know that he went
Q. Do you know from whom he received this ammunition?
A. At all times when ammunition were given, Benjamin
Yeaten will say it is his dad, Charles Taylor, who provided
Now, Mr Taylor, when Sesay came to Monrovia when you were busy trying to seek the release of those UN peacekeepers, did you send him back with arms and ammunition to Sierra Leone?